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Caraway, Carum carvi
Parts used: Seeds.
Constituents: Volatile oil, Tannins, Flavonoids, Fatty acids, Vit B.
Minerals: high in calcium and potassium Smaller amounts of magnesium, zinc, iodine, copper, iron.
Actions: Carminative, Antispasmodic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Astringent, Cholagogue, Choleretic.
Indications:
Dyspepsia, intestinal colic, hiccoughs.
Cramps, flatulent bloating.
Bronchitis, laryngitis.
Anorexia.
Herbal extract: 10-40mL per week.
Energetics: Pungent, warming. Dosha: KV- P+.
Meridians: spleen, bladder, kidney.
Contraindications: None.